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After all that talk about weight loss stalls & frustrations in my last update, I woke up DOWN a pound the next day!
I weighed an even 139 pounds on Thursday morning. 🙂 Yay!
Sometimes it’s just a matter of patience, and sticking it out through the slow periods. That’s usually just your body adjusting anyway. Not always, but usually!
I’ve discovered that’s normal with my own weight loss trend – to lose, then have long “hold” periods before I lose again. The best thing to do is just stay consistent and stick it out!
If you missed that post, here’s what we talked about:
* Weight loss frustrations
* Feeling deprived on a diet vs feeling in control
* SLOW weight loss, stalls & plateaus
* Motivation, discouragement & mindset
I also shared two days worth of meals, including two fabulous low carb restaurant choices, and a new workout & new workout clothes. 🙂
Here’s the link if you missed it: Low Carb Inspiration.
I haven’t really eaten anything exciting the last couple of days. I’m not a whiz in the kitchen or anything, which I’m sure you’ve figured out by now (lol) so sometimes I just eat simple and eat whatever is easiest – especially when I’m super busy with work, which is definitely the case this week!
Wednesday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my favorite low carb breakfast. 🙂
It’s 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries and 17.5 grams of blueberries. (6 net carbs and 85% healthy fat)
For lunch I had steak & veggie leftovers from dinner out the other night. There wasn’t much leftover, but it was just enough to make a quick meal to hold me over…
I made a very cheese sausage & egg scramble for dinner.
I used 3 large eggs, 1 ounce of colby jack cheese and leftover sausage. Eggs are .4 carbs each, so the whole meal was only 1.2 carbs.
^ I actually made two meals out of that!
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Wednesday:
Net Carbs: 21
Total Carbs: 33
Protein: 107 Grams
73% Fat, 22% Protein
Water: 64 ounces
Thursday’s Low Carb Meals
I eat this same thing almost every morning. It never gets old! 🙂
It’s 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries and 17.5 grams of blueberries = 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fat.
Around lunchtime I was super busy with work, so I just grabbed some Oscar Mayer sliced turkey and Borden natural colby jack cheese and made a couple of rollups to hold me over…
Later in the afternoon Joe came by and brought me a chili from Wendy’s. 🙂
A small chili from Wendy’s is 15 net carbs. Actually someone on Instagram said it was only 12 – I need to look that up again. That’s high for me either way, but it’s always a nice treat!
I got hungry before I went to bed, so I had my “nuts & berries cereal” again – minus the blueberries. It’s just so EASY, and healthy of course, so I keep stocked up on those ingredients for a fast meal anytime…
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Thursday:
That chili really threw me over my “20 net carbs” for the day, but it totally hit the spot in a pinch during a hungry hour! 🙂 lol…
Net Carbs: 33
Total Carbs: 54
Protein: 61 Grams
74% Fat, 17% Protein
Water: 72 ounces
This happened Wednesday night, at 1:30am (lol). I’m proud to say… I only ate ONE serving!! 🙂 The Halo Top low carb ice cream is great, but I prefer Mint Chip flavor.
Have you tried Halo Top Creamery yet? If so, what’s your favorite flavor?
I’m headed into the city to run some errands and meet up with a girl friend for a fun lunch (low carb of course!) so I’m planning to hit the Kroger there on the way back to stock up on more Halo Top low carb ice cream. 🙂
They don’t carry it anywhere near me. It’s a 2 hour round trip to get some. 😛
I’m really looking forward to my lunch out. I usually get a spinach salad at the spot where we’re meeting, and it’s SO good!! Plus they have a super nice patio where you can enjoy your meal in the sunshine.:)
How are things going for you?
It’s day 40 and we’re wrapping up the 6th week of the challenge. 🙂 How are you doing with your low carb meals & macro tracking? Any questions or struggles?
I would love to hear your results so far…
Leave a comment and let’s talk!
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